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Israel Prize-winning novelist, essayist and playwright A.B. Yehoshua (“Buli”)– author, most recently, of “Ahizat Moledet” (Homeland Lesson) — was called the “Israeli Faulkner” by the New York Times. A left-wing intellectual, he has recently called on Europe to recognize Palestine as a independent state. He joins Yishai to talk about the meaning of Zionism, and give literary depth to the Scroll of Esther. Then, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai in-studio to dissect the politics behind the Purim story.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Megillah reading, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem on March 05, 2015. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia.
“With the launch of this new historic agreement, we hope to make the lives of newlyweds better and more meaningful, so that if, God forbid, the marriage breaks up, it will be done in a fair and respectful manner.”